Inspired by Keith Haring and his bold use of colors, and combining it with Marimekko's and David Gray's use of precision yet random stripes, we were able to achieve movement and space that opened up our hallway. We found the use of color in this way welcomed guests into our home and set the stage for what they would experience after turning the corner... 2 good color tips: 1. Patience- placing small stripe samples all over the wall and changing them over several days helped achieve a desirable outcome with no regrets or uncertainty. 2. Planning- same as above. Letting things "absorb" over time gave us confidence in such a bold and daring project. 2 good color resources: 1. Gordons Ace Hardware in the "GoldCoast" area of Chicago is staffed with experts who care. They took lots of time and gave excellent advice! 2. Magazines- we scoured for weeks ripping out pages of magazines whenever we saw interesting and unique applications of color.